Monday, July 23, 2007
People-powered politics means more than low-dollar contributions. Together we've demonstrated how much power people have when they connect with one another in their own communities. We did it in 2004 to change the way campaigns run. We did it in 2006 to take back Congress. And now, in 2007, we're going to work as a team to clean up our own communities.
On July 28th, take an afternoon to clean up a park. Plant a tree. Hold a recycling drive. And while you're there, talk to your neighbors, make new friends, and start planting the seeds for a Democratic victory in 2008.
Will you host or attend a Democratic Reunion for a cleaner country on July 28th?
The Democratic Party can do more than raise money and push voters to the polls. When tens of thousands of Democrats come together to say that enough is enough, everybody listens.
Democrats are fighting to bring our troops home. We're fighting to pass the Employee Free Choice Act to give American workers a voice. We're fighting to pass the Higher Education Act and make a college education affordable for everyone. We're fighting to enact the 9/11 Commission recommendations to make our country safer at home.
And we're fighting to make our country a cleaner, healthier place for our kids and grandkids.
Find an event in your hometown, or plan one on your own:
Last year, the Democratic Party held canvassing events in every state. Then we took it a step further, putting permanent organizers on the ground in all 50 states to build a party that can truly compete everywhere. Those organizers were key to our people-powered victory in 2006, and they'll be key to our victory in 2008.
Now we're putting our organization to the test. We want to see how many people we can turn out, not to knock on doors, but to clean up our towns.
I hope you'll be part of it.
Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.
P.S. -- Our first sanctioned debate is happening tonight in Charleston, South Carolina. CNN and YouTube have partnered up to help us showcase the Democratic candidates, so be sure to tune in at 7pm eastern. You can also get the latest from South Carolina all night at http://www.democrats.org/debate.
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